Devils: Claude Giroux hit punishable

Updated: May 7, 2012, 12:21 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer called Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux's second-period shoulder to right winger Dainius Zubrus' head a "textbook" example of the type of hit the NHL is trying to eliminate.

"For me it looks textbook, like the hits they're trying to get out of the game," DeBoer said following New Jersey's 3-2 victory over Philadelphia in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday night. "But I understand (NHL commissioner) Gary Bettman ...

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